Sex and the Cheesy City

by mssinglemama on June 1, 2008

My Sex and the City Movie Review: Cheese, cheese and more cheese – with a few hints of the Sex and the City we knew and loved.

With the exception of a few memorable scenes, the Sex and the City Movie was a bit of a let down. I didn’t hate it, but I definitely didn’t love it. And one thing is for sure, I won’t be watching it again. Something I can’t say about every episode of the show, all of which I could watch over and over again.

It’s because each episode left me feeling uplifted about being a woman and they always had mini-dating lessons. This movie’s lesson – happiness can only be found if you’re in a relationship (unless, of course, you’re addicted to sex). Oh, and you can also find happiness by purchasing a Louis Vuitton handbag or a pair of Manola Blahniks. The brand placement in this movie was out of control.

I wish I could get into the details but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it …

To remind myself why I loved this show, I went hunting and found the Top 5 Classic Sex and the City moments. Click read more to see load the clips.1. Funky Spunk

2. Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys/ Up the Butt Girl

3. When Carrie Farts in Bed

4. Tantric Sex Workshop

5. The Jig is Up

Any scenes I missed? Leave a comment with the YouTube address!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

mommypie June 1, 2008 at 9:47 pm

I’m thinking it’s probably an age thing. I just got back from the movie and really enjoyed it. BUT, I’m the same age as Carrie. When they were man hunting back in the day, I was in the same place they were.

Now, with the characters in their 40s, (save 50 yr old Samantha!) I can still relate. Because priorities shift. When you’re in your 20s, you don’t want to believe that’ll EVER happen. NO WAY. I didn’t want to believe it then. But here I am. Relating completely with the characters once again.

I personally am glad the movie went in the direction it did. Maybe it’s just me, but I HATE the idea of staying in the same place. Doing the same old thing. Never changing.

I DO see your point though. It’s hard to let go of the ladies of the 90s. (Wow, sometimes that’s true for me when I think of MYSELF in the 90s!)

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mommypie June 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Oh, and the tantric sex workshop clip? My ALL TIME FAVE!!

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Moodz4Modernz June 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm

It’s good to be you. I just read your About page. Finally, yours is the first blog I have come across to express such a refreshing view. I hope you will read by posts Mood: OK and Walk. And Don’t Look Back. I would really love to hear your comments.

Goodwill energies directed your way, and thank you.

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mssinglemama June 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm

MP- good point about not being in the same place, and growing… I should say – I loved each character’s storylines and the endings. I guess, I just didn’t enjoy the delivery as much as I did in the show. God, this is hard to do without dishing details.

Sigh. Anyway – happy endings for all, just wanted to see more strength and more common sense to get there? Make sense.

Moodz … thank you! I will definitely check those out – but what is your blog address?

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thegirlfromtheghetto June 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm

I totally agree with you … and I thought I was the only one let down by this movie …

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Yvie June 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm

I’m with you about happiness. Of course happiness doesn’t only mean that you have a mate, it should also mean that you are happy to be you—confident and beautiful!

I love Sex and the City. I watched this when I was in College and enjoyed the show very much. I prefer watching this than seeing episodes of Desperate Housewives.

Speaking of the movie, I haven’t watched it yet. I’d probably watch it on DVD. I’m wondering though if Samantha is still Samantha in that movie? Or who did Carrie ended up with?

P.S. I read your about page. I admire you for what you did. That is real girl power.

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mssinglemama June 1, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Yep, Samantha is in the movie! Don’t want to tell you about Carrie b/c that would spoil it … Tks for the props Yvie.

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Sparkling Mama June 2, 2008 at 9:29 am

This is the first non-glowing review of this movie that I’ve seen! I’m still excited to see it, I’ll enjoy it even if it isn’t as great as I’ve heard it is.

After reading Mommy Pie’s comment, I wonder if you and I will have similar opinions of the movie since we are the same age…

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littlemansmom June 2, 2008 at 10:11 am

I have to say that I LOVED it! I found it gave inspiration and reminded us that we CAN put ourselves first and still be able to have a man in our lives if we choose. It reminded us to remember the strength and importance of friendship. It grew appropriatley with the ages of the women. Finally, I found that I could identify, personally, with some of the situations, something that was strangely comforting. Almost like it was a justification and realization that I’m not the only one….hmmmmm….

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Cheryl June 2, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Hi there! Thanks for 2 things; 1) for commenting on my blog b/c it brought me to YOURS and 2) for your honest review of the movie.

I went to see it last night with twelve women friends. Afterwards, we all went out to dinner to laugh, drink, and share our thoughts about the movie, the show that came before, the clothes, etc.

And even though I didn’t say it to those gals last night, I’m grateful as hell for your review here. I liked the movie. It was fun, silly & even had some spectacular moments of “triumph”… but it wasn’t half as smart IMO as the show was. Whew, I’m glad I said that out loud.

Cheers & big Single Mom Hugs backatcha,

Cheryl

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Cheryl June 2, 2008 at 3:41 pm

P.S. And for the record, I’m 41 years old. The reason I loved SATC was b/c it was a story about women MY age, the women that went together yesterday to see it w/ me ranged in age from 25 to 56. So, clearly those four female characters have touched a LOT of women!

Cheryl
@jasperblu

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Lauren June 2, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Ah, that is disappointing. I just recently started getting into the show and I was hoping the movie would be the show, only longer. Oh well.

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Valerie June 2, 2008 at 10:42 pm

The movie was good, but I was sad after watching it for some reason. It seemed less real than the show. More glossed over. I wanted to learn more lessons for my life right now. The things I related to in the middle of the movie weren’t relevant in the end. I also ran into my ex after the movie which didn’t help.

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mssinglemama June 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm

This is funny! The Daily Show’s review of Sex and the City…

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=170290&title=sex-and-the-city

I rest my case.

Did anyone else notice Big’s waxed chest … I checked, it used to be hairy. So, Valerie – great point and me too – I was sad.

Took me 48 hours to figure it out … but it was because there were no “fabulous” single moments – not one, in the entire movie. They were all completely consumed by men – in one shape or another – the entire time. . Carrie (the anchor, our heroine) was completely consumed in what people thought of her, what she was wearing … etc – to the point where it drove Big away (or not).

I don’t want to give anything away. Maybe in a few months…I’ll come back to this post and spill my guts.

Until then – watch that Daily Show Clip….please, wait until it gets to the male version of Sex and the City.

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Stephanie June 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm

It is an age thing. I am about Carrie’s age and I TOTALLY related.

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Jenice June 4, 2008 at 3:46 am

Aside from the ending, I wasn’t disappointed at all! I just couldn’t understand why she settled for a man who always hurt her in the end.

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